From bushwalk to beach, winery to secret garden, the Mornington Peninsula has something to tempt every visitor.
Name: Allison McCrindle
Position: RACV Cape Schanck Resort accommodation manager
Why She loves it: I can’t imagine not living near the beach and whenever I go away the one thing I miss is walking along the beach.
Absolute favourite: Driving up to Arthurs Seat, the views are just magic.
The Mornington Peninsula’s newest tourist attraction, the Eagle Skylift, replaces the old Arthurs Seat chair lift, which was decommissioned about 10 years ago. The skylift, which opened last December, offers a bird’s-eye view from Arthurs Seat to Dromana. The gondolas are all glass and the ride is about 15 minutes each way. It’s really smooth and safe. I went on it recently and my daughter saw kangaroos grazing below us.
RACV members save 10% by pre purchasing tickets.
The crew at Polperro know exactly where bottlenose dolphins hang out. The eco-tourism operator takes small numbers of people on board and only half swim at a time. If the dolphins aren’t keen to swim, there is a good chance that the seals will. The seals hang around Chinaman’s Hat, a wooden structure, where they sun themselves. They’re really playful. Polperro dolphin swim tours run from September to April from Sorrento Pier.
You can visit the Peninsula Hot Springs whatever the season. In winter you come out feeling warmed up and relaxed for the rest of the day. It’s a very natural setting and at the top you can look out over the peninsula. There’s a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish steam bath, sauna and cold plunge pools.
RACV members save 10% on Dine and Bathe and Breakfast and Bathe packages.